The Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Program is designed to stimulate the interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students in grades K-12 to attend college and pursue technical degrees. Our PCI program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork.
The Future Innovative Rising Engineers (FIRE) NSBE Jr. Chapter is for high school students, grades 9 - 12. NSBE-GSC members host regular hands-on engineering activities, insight into the real engineering college experience, and expose NSBE Jr. members to science, technology, engineering and math professionals working in these respective fields.
The FIRE NSBE Jr. Chapter participates in two engaging competitions at the NSBE Fall Regional Conference: The Engineering Design Competition, a robot building competition using LEGO Mindstorm NXT 2.0 and the Try–Math-a-Lon, a Jeopardy style math competition. We also participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, which requires teams to build a model rocket that meets altitude goals with an egg in tow. We are also constantly seeking new ways to engage our students in STEM activities. For more information contact the PCI Chairperson.
Takoma Academy is a college preparatory, co-educational secondary day school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is one of 7,579 Adventist educational institutions around the world. Located in Montgomery County, the school sits just outside the city limits of Takoma Park, Maryland and just one mile from the northwestern boundary of Washington, D.C. Takoma Academy is near to valuable political, cultural, religious, and economic resources, including the county's Ride-On program, which has a bus stop in front of the school. This allows students convenient access via the D.C. Metro system.
Takoma Academy was established to meet the educational needs of church members in the Washington, D.C. area. Although the school has always accepted non-Adventist members, its primary purpose is to be a part of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Its goal is to produce contributing, dedicated church members prepared to live as Christian citizens in today’s society.For more information call (301)-434-4700 on Monday - Thursday between 8-5.